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Michael V Drachman (#47533584)
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Bio Photo These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They may or may not sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead.

~ Robert G. Ingersoll


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For me a simple attribution, Michael V. Drachman 2000-2015 works for any of my bio's for personal use. (Pictures ).

Should you use my pictures and wish to publish them elsewhere, say Ancestry or other similar PAY sites, please,, Post the link to the site here at Find A Grave..

Please remember that even though Ancestry has acquired Findagrave, Ancestry is a pay site, posting pictures there, or similar pay sites, transfers your ownership, like FB. This is mentioned (in very fine print) in all of their disclosures.

Findagrave was built by thousands of volunteers who's time was donated for the benefit of family members and friends,,who in many cases are not able to visit the resting places of their family members. These efforts were always intended to be free of charge and should remain that way,,,,,

"I have a burr under the Saddle on this one" that being pay sites "profiting" from Volunteers work....


In the end, never let yourself become complacent to those who have went before us. Always make time to remember the sacrifices that have been made for us by our Ancestors.

Never forget the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who have guarded our Constitution with their lives, some giving all to secure our rights, liberties and freedoms.

Remember the 100's of thousands soldiers who never came home, many who lie in a unmarked graves, never found or a foreign cemetery as that would indeed make those lives,, lost in vein... Reach out,, honor a Veteran.

Allow us not to embrace any politician. aristocrat, celebrity, who in the name of change, forgets or attempts to direct us to think otherwise..

A Nation which forgets its Defenders,
will itself be forgotten ..

.. God bless America..

"Remembering some Hero's"

CWO Donovan Lee "Bull" Briley 1959 ~ 1993 Blackhawk Down

Christopher (Chris) Scott Kyle 1974 ~ 2013

Charles Richard Hughes ~ E Company ~ 379th Inf Regiment ~ 95th Division ~ Iron Men of Metz

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Mary Spykerman
I just noticed that your memorial for Mary Banks Spykerman (89609942) was a duplicate of one I created earlier. But a lot of family links was been connected to yours so I am deleted mine. Her granddaughter (48571389) has requested that I transfer ownership to her. I hope you will consider transferring ownership or your memorial to her.


Added by J on Nov 04, 2016 4:37 PM
Clifford Harold Pedersen
Betty Jane Prangle Levet #98575426
Mr. Drachman
I finally did remove from Betty's memorial the Utah State Veterans Memiorial Cemetery in Draper, Utah as per your information.
Losing the US State identity on memorials makes searching the general internet more difficult.
Betty and her husband Charlie Levet were my long time friends and coworkers at Sperry Univac.
Sorry for the delay,
Clifford Pedersen
Added by Clifford Harold Pedersen on May 09, 2016 1:49 PM
Charles W Levet# 47679017
Thank You for your memorial posted in memory of Charles
Levet. He is a distant relative.His grandmother( Margaret Dunlap Stott was a sister of my great grandfatherx2)
I have been researching the Stott branch of my family .His mother Hannah and most of the family made their home in Chester( city) Delaware County,Pa. Chester County is next toDelaware County.Chester ( city) is often confused as Chester researchers .
I found your site by just typing in his name and birth year--what a surprise to discover he had moved to Utah.I like to find
family members who were veterans. I served as an army nurse in Viet Nam.
Charles and Betty Jane were married 9 June 1951 in Upland Baptist Church, Delaware County, Pa.
Maureen Robinson

Added by Anonymous on May 08, 2016 12:02 PM
Ken Davis
Roy Lee Richardson
Find A Grave Memorial# 93391949

Mr. Drachman, I've taken the liberty of using your marker photo to document 1LT RICHARDSON's place of burial in the Coffelt Database of Vietnam casualties at The photo is attributed as you directed. is a "Pay" site only in the sense that we (The Coffelt Group) pay for it from our own personal time and hip pockets. No advertisements, no "memberships", no cost for access - just documented information on our Vietnam dead.

Thank you for allowing us do this for 1LT RICHARDSON.

Ken Davis
Member, The Coffelt Group
Added by Ken Davis on Apr 30, 2016 10:18 AM
Jan Colton
Anthony Cejmer
Hi, I just noticed that I accidentally declined a transcription that you sent. I think I hit the wrong button. Am happy to correct it now. Thanks.
Added by Jan Colton on Apr 28, 2016 4:07 PM
Rhonda Lee
Paul Babcock Cook
Hi Michael,
I was wondering if I could use the picture of Paul Babcock Cook headstone on my family tree on ancestry? My father was in World War II. And I have a great for the that have sacrificed so much for everyone.

Thank you,
Added by Rhonda Lee on Apr 09, 2016 7:46 AM
Claudia Rieger
Beulah McEuen Heston
Hi, I was wondering about the memorial you have for Beulah. You show an unspecified burial for her in California. I have found her buried in Rose Hills cemetery in Whittier. I was wondering if you are related and why you have the memorial as non specific?? You can email direct at: Thanks for your time. Sincerely, Claudia Rieger
Added by Claudia Rieger on Mar 25, 2016 12:39 PM
G. LaLande
photo request
Thanks for the beautiful headstone photo!!
Added by G. LaLande on Mar 18, 2016 8:49 AM
Earl Bongle # 56652919
Thank you so much for the Marker Photo you posted for Earl Bongle who is buried in Lorraine American Cemetery in France. I really like the way you have the flag in the photo. It is beautiful.
JodyB contributor #48680965
Added by JodyB on Mar 16, 2016 9:34 PM
Anne Anderson
Transfer of memorials
Hi Michael,
Thank you so much for transferring the memorials to me. I am not that familiar with Find A Grave and the information was very helpful.
It looks like you have spent quite a bit of time volunteering for a great cause.
All the Best,
Anne Anderson
Added by Anne Anderson on Mar 16, 2016 7:17 PM
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